California has many sets of standards and expectations to guide policies, programs, and personnel effectiveness. Each set of standards serves a unique function and are complementary to the other standard sets. Student curriculum content standards, teacher (PDF) and administrator (PDF) performance expectations, and professional learning standards work in tandem with student content standards that establish an outcome for professional learning, increasing educators’ capacity to assist students in reaching expected learning outcomes.
- Quality Professional Learning Standards
Quality professional learning standards identify characteristics of professional learning that are most likely to support educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations.
- Teaching and Leading
Performance expectations for teachers and leaders define how teachers can best support students and how leaders can support high-quality instruction so students can learn and thrive.
- Improving Teacher and Principal Quality
California's plan to implement NCLB Title II, Part A regulations/requirements to prepare, train and recruit highly qualified teachers and principals.
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
The California Department of Education (CDE) actively supports teachers in their efforts to achieve advanced certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).